Updated Electronic Application Forms (FORMS-C) Now Available for Administrative Supplement (non-competing Type 3), Successor-in-Interest (Type 6), and Change of Grantee Organization (Type 7) Applications

Notice Number: NOT-OD-14-044

Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:

  • August 11, 2014 - Updated Forms and Instruction Clarification for Re-entry (PA-12-150) and Diversity (PA-12-149) Administrative Supplements. See Notice NOT-OD-14-118.

Key Dates
Release Date: January 30, 2014

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The purpose of this Guide Notice is to inform grantees that new parent Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for Administrative Supplement (non-competing Type 3) requests, Successor-in-Interest applications (Type 6), and Change of Grantee Organization (Type 7) applications have been posted with updated application forms packages (FORMS-C).

NIH will allow a transition period through February 28, 2014, during which time applications for both the FORMS-B and FORMS-C FOAs will be accepted. The new FOAs with FORMS-C application forms must be used for submissions made on/after March 1, 2014.


FORMS-B Application Forms

(Submissions will be accepted through Feb. 28, 2014)

FORMS-C Application Forms

(New; available for immediate use; must be used on/after March 1, 2014)

Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp)



Successor-in-Interest (Parent Type 6)



Change of Grantee Organization (Parent Type 7)




  • Applications to these FOAs may only be submitted electronically for currently active awards and for single-project activity codes that have transitioned to electronic submission. See Activity Codes Processed Electronically.
  • Cover Letters (SF424 R&R form, field 21) will not be accepted. Attempts to attach a cover letter will result in an error preventing successful submission.
  • NIH has not yet made electronic submission of these post-award applications mandatory. Paper processes remain an option, but NIH encourages grantees to become familiar with the electronic processes as we move towards mandating their use.


Please direct all inquiries to:

NIH Grants Info
Telephone: 301-945-7573
TTY: 301-451-5936
Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov